I think I must be the only English actor of my generation who has got absolutely bugger all out of this extraordinary series that has been read by millions and made into moviesRowling saddened by 'Potter' end Jan 30, 2008
I find it absolutely wonderful that it stands in the opposite corner to (former British Prime Minister Winston) Churchill, who was this great man of war and wonderful courage and determination and belief in his feelingsMandela statue unveiled in London Aug 29, 2007
Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough (pronounced /ˈætənbərə/), CBE (born 29 August 1923) is an English actor, director, producer and entrepreneur. As director and producer he won two Academy Awards for the 1982 film Gandhi. He has also won four BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes. As an actor, he is perhaps best known for his roles in Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, 10 Rillington Place, Jurassic Park and its 1997 sequel.
He is the elder brother of naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Sir David Attenborough.
Attenborough was born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, the eldest of three sons of Mary Attenborough (née Clegg) a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and wrote a standard text on Anglo-Saxon law. Attenborough was educated at Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys in Leicester and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). During the Second World War Attenborough served in the Royal Air Force.